Franz Erhard Walther in conversation

with Tobi Maier and Yasmil Raymond

March 16, 2010

Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building
5 East 3rd Street at Bowery, New York City

Admission is free. For reservations click here.

Dia Art Foundation, Goethe-Institut New York, and Ludlow 38 present a conversation between Franz Erhard Walther, Tobi Maier, Curator, Ludlow 38, and Yasmil Raymond, Curator, Dia Art Foundation.

Franz Erhard Walther was born in 1939 in Fulda, Germany, where he lives and works. Walther studied at the Düsseldorf Kunstakademie in 1962-64, and lived in New York in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He has exhibited extensively worldwide since 1967. He participated in documentas 5 (1972), 6 (1977), 7 (1982), and 8 (1987), and his work was included in the landmark 1969 exhibition When Attitudes Become Form, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern. A major retrospective of his work since 1958 is currently on view at Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva. An exhibition of Walther’s work from the 1960s will open at Peter Freeman, Inc. New York, on March 11 and remains on view until May 1, 2010.

Images: Franz Erhard Walther, Sockel, vier Bereiche (Keeping the Canvas Square in Shape), number 49 from 1.Werksatz, 1967
Franz Erhard Walther, Connection (Head), number 31 from 1.Werksatz, 1967, cotton

Photos: Timm Rautert. Courtesy Peter Freeman, Inc.